On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
If you've checked yourself for breast cancer and found lumps or irregularities, or are experiencing symptoms of breast cancer that have you worried, the next best thing is to get in contact with a healthcare provider to get a mammogram.
Use our list of resources below to find a care provider and other support tools for you to maintain your best breast health.
Breast Cancer Resources
Free Educational Guides
SisterLove is committed to providing you the educational tools and resources you need for optimal breast health and healthy living. For information on how to perform self-exams, statistics on breast cancer, and how you can protect yourself with early detection, visit our breast cancer awareness library.
National Mammography Program
The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides grants to facilities across the United States that provide screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, clinical breast exams, and patient navigation to underserved individuals who qualify. Find a facility.
Patient Navigator Program
The Patient Navigator Program is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention. Find a facility.
In addition to the breast care services that National Breast Cancer Foundation provides to women in need, the following resources offer financial assistance for breast cancer patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides access to breast cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribal organizations.
Information about free or low-cost mammogram screening programs is available through NCI’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-422-6237.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides resource lists for free or low-cost mammograms and financial assitance based on your location. When you go to their website, Cancer.org, look for the “About Us” tab in the top right corner. When you click on that, select your state in the “Where We Help” menu to be directed to a list of local resources.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)
This state program is funded through Medicaid to provide underserved women free healthcare throughout treatment. The program is available in all 50 states. For the application process, contact your local hospital and ask to speak to a nurse or patient navigator regarding the program.
The PAN Foundation provides assistance to remove financial barriers for medications, treatment, and travel expenses for patients.
The CFAC is a coalition of organizations that help patients reduce financial barriers during cancer treatment. When you visit their website, select the type of assistance needed and enter your zip code to find resources near your area.
The Mammography Facility Database is updated periodically based on information received from the three FDA-approved accreditation bodies: the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the states of Arkansas and Texas to provide a list of facilities where mammography services are available based on your location.
Call your local hospital. Ask to speak to a social worker, patient navigator, or nurse navigator. They will be able to refer you to any state or local financial assistance programs for breast cancer exams or breast cancer treatment.
SisterLove, Inc. has spent over 33 years as an advocate for women's health, rights, and justice. Our work to end the negative impacts of breast cancer in our communities directly reflects our commitment to expand access to healthcare resources the people that need it the most, but are often underserved, ignored, and overlooked. Your support directly empowers us to fulfill our mission to save lives. Consider making a contribution to our Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser. Make an impact today.
Resources gathered in part by the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation